Kyle Fox

Get to Know…Kyle Fox

Published On Tuesday, November 7, 2017By British Boxing News
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Name: Kyle Fox

Record: (3-0)

Weight: Super-welterweight

Born: Doncaster

Residence: Doncaster

DOB: 08/12/1993

Nickname? “No, nothing really stuck. They were all just a bit corny, to be fair.”

Favourite all-time boxer? “Has to be Roy Jones Jr.”

Favourite current boxer? “It would have to be Martin Murray.”

Favourite fight? “Ward v Gatti.”

Boxing clubs? “Only ever boxed out of Doncaster Plantworks as an amateur from about nine-years-old, and Fighting Fit Gym as a pro.”

Amateur honours? “Every time I went in the ABA’s, I won the Yorkshire’s. Last year of amateurs, I was a part of a Yorkshire squad boxing all over Europe.”


 

Biggest achievement in boxing? “Probably boxing abroad, representing my county.”

Toughest ever opponent? “That’s a hard one that. There was one kid in amateurs that I beat quite easy but everything I threw at him he just laughed at! Tough, tough kid.”

Goals in boxing? “Short-term goal is to get enough wins under my belt to fight for the Central Area title.”

Retirement age? “No.”

Team? “Michael White is my coach, Joe Elfidh is my manager, also Chris Smedley who comes down and does quite a bit of work with us as well. Sponsors are Edlington Motors, Peters Footwear of York, Urban Bar & Lounge, Alan’s Supercuts, Alpha Customs, Raven Tattoos Studio, Wild Sole, Shaitsu Shane.”


 

Boxing style? “I’d say I have a nice typical style, hands up, coming forward, a pressure-fighter but can also box. That’s why I like Martin Murray cos’ I feel I box a similar style to him. Although turning pro, I’ve lways kept that amateur speed.”

Ring walk song? “I have a mixture, it’s different for each fight, but anything that’s upbeat. Best one I’ve had would be Professor Green – Jungle.”

Pre-fight rituals? “Yeah, go to sleep! After I’ve weighed in and had some food, I go to sleep. That’s why an upbeat song on my ringwalk – to wake me up!”

Favourite brand of gloves? “My favourite brand is Rival.”

Best venue? “Got to be North Notts Arena. It’s not the biggest venue but atmosphere is unreal.”

Favourite belt – WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO? “It’s got be a green one!”

Favourite football team? “No, don’t support football.”

Other sports? “I’m into my MMA as well. I have a very good friend in UFC called Mark Diakiese.”

Favourite sportsman? “That’d be Mo Farah.”

Last TV programme you watched? “Don’t really watch much TV. I watch American car shows like Diesel Brothers.”

Last film you watched? “Last film I watched was Split.”

What actor would play you in a film of your life? “Everyone says I look like Wolverine so it would have to be Hugh Jackman.”

Favourite music? “EDM – Electric Dance Music.”

Favourite food? “A big burger.”

Favourite restaurant? “Harley’s Bar in Tenerife cos’ they do the best burgers in the world.”

Favourite brands? “Under Armour.”

Favourite superhero? “Joker.”

Phobias? “I’m claustrophobic – not good for a boxer!”

Motto? “Actually got a tattoo that says, ‘Success is the greatest revenge’, had it tattooed on me years and ago and wear it on my boxing shorts as well.”

Next fight? “Saturday 11th November at North Notts Arena.”


 

What fight do you want to see happen this year? “I’d like to see George Groves against Eubank Jr. – I think Eubank wins that, but styles will make for a good fight.”

If you could fight anyone, past or present, who would it be? “I’d have to say Floyd Mayweather because that’s where the money is! To be able to say you’ve been in there with Mayweather, it doesn’t get any better than that.”

What is the best division in boxing to watch? “I believe it’s where I’m at in super-welter and welterweights. It’s got a mixture of speed and power.”

Titles or money? “Definitely be titles. Boxed for 14-year and not got paid for it so it’s never been about the money, it’s for the achievements.”

Twitter? @kscottfox